Over the past few days, it's been very clearly demonstrated that two-thirds of Pennsylvania's Covid-19 deaths have been nursing home residents. But instead of helping this at-risk population, Governor Tom Wolf has decided to make everyone else suffer with a lockdown. But he's also hurt students. Let's be real. Our students have lost what amounts to a half year's worth of education, a terrible disservice to them and this country. Yet Pennsylvania's Education Secretary, Pedro Rivera, has actually said he thinks our schools will remain closed in the Fall. Whether it's Health, Unemployment or Education, it seems Governor Tom Wolf has picked the biggest idiots he could find to run his administration. It is little wonder that the state now faces a $5 billion budget deficit.
I'm a Democrat. But I belong to a party that is supposed to help people, not hurt them.
House Speaker Mike Turzai has blasted Rivera in this letter for his "can't do" attitude. "Kids have dreams," he reminds this bureaucrat. "You are not working to find workable solutions given what is in front of us. Instead of providing direction and even hope, your statements are fostering depression, anxiety, and hopelessness. That is not the way to govern and lead."
A mind is a terrible thing to waste. Just look at the Tom Wolf administration.